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Leading dialogues and cooperations

Published: 23 January 2023

Dialogues and cooperation between stakeholders are softer forms of control compared with regulation and taxation. Soft control is popular in contemporary work on transitions. Officials, consultants and communications staff becomes responsible for leading communication about sustainability. Such leaders encounter many difficult situations. We look closer at movements between leading through authority and leading through reasoning.

This post is written by Martin Westin, Lars Hallgren and Emily Montgomerie. It presents research on the facilitation of sustainability dialogues and cooperation. It can be read in it's entirety in Swedish by changing the language settings in the menu bar above.